RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We’ve patiently waited for two years to offer you this exquisite ale! Sour Opal retraces its roots to the lambic cellars of the town of Brussels and the Senne River valley, in Belgium. This American “Gueuze” represents a spectrum of flavors from a traditional barrel aged sour ale, complete with aromas of aged cheese and a distinct earthy mustiness that can only be found in a well cellared barrel aged sour. The complexity and balanced flavors of Sour Opal can be attributed first to the crisp assertive tannic acidity of the Viognier barrels. Oak-derived flavors and aromas mingle with guava, passion fruit, pineapple and tart cherry notes. This beer rounds out with a crisp clean and quenching acidity as well as a mild grape fruitiness that is intensified by a higher carbonation level.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
on tap better weather fest. An amazing sour wild ale with oak and grape skins coming through a nice refreshing pucker. pours brown nice head, clear. aroma is sour vinegar, oak, grape, with a bit of bread. taste is puckering and refreshing, palate is thin and not to clingy to you want more. overall and amazing beer.


3.7
MickieDee (50) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Tasted @ The Lantern's Sour Fest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
HopsTamer57 (7) - - SEP 15, 2017 does not count
..........,,,,,........................,,,,,...... via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
ajnepple (6839) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2017
On tap at Goed Zuur. Orange colored and pretty clear in appearance with a fluffy, lingering white head. Aroma of oak, rustic yeast, light sour funk, mild barnyard, white wine and light citrus zest. Similar flavor, complex, rustic and lightly tart with a hint of peppery spice. Soft, smooth carbonation with a light puckering feel and a lasting oaky finish. Pretty nice overall.

3.7
neongolden (1719) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
(On tap @ CBC 2016 Red Session, Copenhagen) Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is quite tart, a mix of pale malts, a fair amount of oak, some sour citrus, tart white grapes, unripe pit fruit, musty funk. Flavour is a balance of acidity and some sweetness from pale malt, citrus, tart white wine, vague pale fruity notes, quite oaky, tannic, a bit of dry earthy funk. Pretty dry in the finish with lots of tannic woody notes, slightly dusty, lingering acidity. Light to medium bodied, average carb. Doesn’t quite feel like a gueuze, being rather sour and balancing that with oak. Pleasant though.

4.2
GenDV138 (7470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2017
Draft pour at Hazel, thanks solidfunk! Clear golden yellow with off-whit ehead. Aromas of wine, stone fruit, grapes. Tastes of tart acidic notes, wine, grapes. Light body with a dry finish. Nice stuff.

3.6
solidfunk (9208) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2017
Much superior in aroma to the lil version like original Eazy E. Some white wine and a little bretta. Tangy finish. Good balance and potent. Tap at Hazel.

3.4
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2017
[email protected] Red Session. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is tart wood, some sourness, mild lactic and malty notes with some earth and yeast. Flavour is fruity, floral, dry wooden notes with some lactic and sour notes. Pleasant flavour.

3.7
hallinghansen (3352) - Odense SV, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2016. Clear yellow body with a small white head. Light yeast, barnyard, funky tart.

3.2
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. CBC #134 I znów rozczarowanie. Dziwny, mydlany finisz...

4
Christian (13759) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle, thanks to Torben. Hazy golden with a small white head. Fruity and funky aroma with hints of spice and oak. Dry and very tart flavour with grapes, citrus and oak


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